Tag: Norway

10 Viking Facts About The Norwegian Forest Cats

The Norwegian Forest cat is a very popular pet choice in Norway, Sweden, Iceland as well as France. This cat breed originated in Northern Europe and is also one of the most adored in the whole wide world. In Norwegian, the Norwegian Forest cat is known as ‘Norsk skogkatt’ or as ‘Norsk skaukatt’ (skogkatt/skaukatt literally…


New Viking Age Museum In Oslo, Norway

In September 2015, the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen announced an international architectural competition for the new Viking Age Museum that is scheduled to be constructed on the Bygdøy peninsula in Norway’s capital city Oslo. The competition ran from September 2015 until December 2015. On 12 April 2016, the winner of…


The Viking Burial (Det Brente Skipet) – Documentary

Nordfjordeid is a small village from western Norway (Norwegian: Vestlandet, Vest-Norge or Vest-Noreg). It is the administrative centre of the municipality of Eid which belongs to Sogn og Fjordane county. Subsequent excavations from two burial mounds dating back to the Viking Age on the site of a small farm in the village led to the…


The History Of Kaupang In Skiringssal – Norway’s First Town

Old Norse for market place is ‘kaupangr’, but nowadays the term is mostly associated with Kaupang (i.e. the trade centre) in Skiringssal, near the town of Larvik, Vestfold county, southern Norway. This article will briefly discuss the history of the kaupang in Skiringssal, bordering the strait of Skagerak. According to extensive historical and archaeological research,…


Norwegian Forest Cats, The Pets Of The Vikings

The Norwegian forest cats are a very popular breed of cats in the Nordic countries. They are one of the most popular pet choices in Norway, Iceland, Sweden and also France. It is believed that they were brought by the Vikings in Norway during the early Middle Ages from the British archipelago, and since then…